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1 Corinthians: "To the Church"

1 Corinthians 4:1-21 | “Be Imitators of Me." How would you describe the role of a minister? What expectations do you have for him? How is a minister held accountable? Prepare for your expectations to be challenged by God’s Word! The apostle explains that a minister is a servant, a steward, a spectacle, and a spiritual father who represents Christ.

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Christopher Campbell pastors Southside Baptist Church in Decatur, AL where he has ministered since September 2019. He shepherds the congregation with preaching and pastoral care through four biblical movements of spiritual growth and discipleship.

In overseeing this new decade of ministry, Pastor Christopher aims to make Southside a place known for quality preaching and biblical faithfulness. Learn more about Southside’s Membership Movement.

Pastor Christopher holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance and Insurance from Mississippi State University and a Master of Divinity degree from Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL. Before returning home to Decatur, he served as an Associate Pastor in El Dorado, AR. 

Christopher and Marianne are blessed to be called “Dad and Mom” by two wonderful children. Follow Pastor Christopher on Facebook @PastorCCC and listen on the Southside Sermons Podcast.


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January 19, 2020

Acts: The Church Empowered

Acts 15:36-16:40 | "Power in Process." Are you frustrated in your journey of faith? Are things not working out like you had hoped? Do you want God to guide you but you don't feel His leading? It may be that God's direction is not given as a plan, but is to be discovered through a process. 

March 21, 2021

The Sermon on the Mount: Living the New Life!

Matthew 7:24-27 | "It Did Not Fall" [The Life]. Everyone hears, but not everyone does. Jesus reinforces this lesson at the end of The Sermon on the Mount using a parable of two builders. How does your life align with this parable? [Take heed to the warning at the beginning of this sermon. It may be in your best interest to STOP listening!!]

April 11, 2021

Easter Season, Pt. 2

Matthew 28:16-20 | “Behold, I Am With You" [Easter, Pt. 2]. In context, “The Great Commission” is the climax of the Easter story! It presents the fulfillment Easter's promises and propels the Church forward on mission in submission to Jesus’ total authority. Positioned at the end of Matthew’s Gospel, this text reminds us again that genuine faith is not based on what is seen, but acts upon what is heard in the form of obedience to God’s Word.

May 2, 2021

1 Corinthians: "To the Church"

1 Corinthians 1:10-17 | “Is Christ Divided?” Is Christ divided? The answer seems so obvious — No! Why then, did this question need to be asked and the problem of division raised in Corinth? The church in Corinth was together, but also divided. Members had aligned with certain leaders in a way that turned their follow-ship into confessions that threatened their fellowship. The apostle exhorts them in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, to not be divided! ANY division in the church of Christ represents something that is not true of Christ - Christ is NOT divided. Division then, must not be permitted among Christ’s people, who are known by His name, united with His Baptism, and proclaiming His Cross!

May 16, 2021

1 Corinthians: "To the Church"

1 Corinthians 1:18-2:5 | “We Preach Christ Crucified.” “We preach Christ.” GREAT! Few would have any problem with that statement. Now, add one more word, the word “crucified,” and everything changes! Jews stumble, Greeks scoff, and a division is immediately made among hearers who are being saved and hearers who are perishing. This is the power of the cross of Christ, as the word of the cross, the gospel message is preached!

July 4, 2021

Why Are You Here? [ The Witness of Worship ]

John 4:1-42 | Why Are You Here? John 4 is a pivotal text on worship in the New Testament, evidenced by this conversation Jesus has with a woman from Samaria. If we as Christ’s Church ever question what true worship is, we can find Jesus explaining the answer here. What begins as a simple request by Jesus for a drink of water, turns into a witnessing conversation. The result reveals this woman becoming a witness for Jesus and bringing many people to Him. This sermon highlights the witness of worship!

July 11, 2021

1 Corinthians: "To The Church"

1 Corinthians 6:1-11 | “Do Not Be Deceived.” The Church of God belongs to God. This makes Her distinct from all other assemblies found in the world! For this reason, the apostle comes down hard on the church in Corinth when her shameful actions confuse this distinction among themselves, and especially in the eyes of an unbelieving world. Simply put, the church was deceived and her witness for Jesus as a consequence was lost! This text returns to a recurring theme of the Church’s identity in Christ, and ends with a powerful whisper of Gospel transformation and hope. 

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